Florida Attorney General

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The attorney general of Florida is the state attorney general of the state government of the U.S. state of Florida. The attorney general is also the chief legal officer and the head of the Florida Department of Legal Affairs.

The state attorney general is elected to a four-year term, and can only be reelected once. The election is held at the same statewide election as the governor, lieutenant governor, etc.

Ashley Moody is the 38th and current attorney general of Florida, in office since January 2019.

Attorney General of Florida
Official Seal of the Attorney General of Florida
Ashley Moody

since January 8, 2019
Florida Department of Legal Affairs
  • Madam Attorney General
  • The Honorable
Member ofFlorida Executive Branch
Florida Cabinet
SeatTallahassee, Florida
AppointerPopular election
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Florida
Inaugural holderJoseph Branch
Salary$130,350 (annually)

Official duties and responsibilities[change | change source]

  • As the state's chief legal and law officer, ensures that the laws of the state are enforced.
  • Heads the Department of Legal Affairs, which is responsible for providing state legal services and support for local law enforcement.
  • Oversees law enforcement agencies, including district attorneys and sheriffs.